Category: Videos

Videos, crafts, songs and books are all apple activities in Spanish that help children master key vocabulary.

I love apple activities in Spanish. For my classes, apples fit perfectly into a more general fall theme. Below you’ll…

Printable matching and timeline materials to support the Spanish YouTube series Buena Gente.

We created the Spanish YouTube series Buena Gente for language learners. These Spanish videos for beginners teach everyday language in…

Tips for how to use video to teach Spanish at different levels.

In this post, one of my favorite educators shares how to use videos to teach Spanish. Spanish Playground is pleased…

Try these creative ideas to learn Spanish on your phone.

The most basic functions of a phone are useful tools for learning language. Try these 5 creative, interactive ways to…

I like activity calendars because I always appreciate a list of suggestions and new ideas. It is like making dinner;…

Use comprehension question to build global Spanish listening skills.

Video offers a world of language and culture, and of course we can use video to teach listening comprehension skills…

Video activities for language class engage kids with language and teach vocabulary and culture.

Video is a wonderful source of language for young learners. With video, students can hear different native speaker voices supported…

Spanish listening activities to focus on syllables, words and sentences before a larger listening task.

Teaching listening is important. Listening takes tons of practice, and we need to teach it with attention to developing key…

Spanish YouTubers produce fun videos for kids learning language.

Young native speakers of Spanish are creating content for YouTube, and their work is an excellent resource for kids learning…

Spanish gifts for kids and teachers keep everyone motivated and having fun with language!

New Spanish language books, games, music or toys are excellent gifts for kids. Speaking and learning a language is fun…

Kids read Spanish comics to develop vocabulary and literacy skills.

Aren’t comics cool? They use interesting characters, action, and graphics to make the story come alive. Spanish comics make excellent…

This easy card trick with video and transcript teaches kids basic words in Spanish.

This easy card trick is framed as a story about three thieves. With a couple of simple props, it is…

Easy Spanish listening practice with the audio description of the photo of a dog.

The Learn Spanish with Pictures activities are some of the most popular pages on Spanish Playground. I added audio of…

A simple magic trick to teach kids the verb estar.

My Peruvian son-in-law, Jorge, does a simple magic trick little children love. Our family was together in Mexico over winter…

Semillitas has educational and cultural contentin Spanish for preschoolers.

Semillitas is a Spanish language cable television channel from SomosTV. It offers educational and culturally rich content for preschoolers. If…

Puerto Rican culture comes alive in this video from the Familes of the World series.

Are you looking for a way to share Puerto Rican culture with children? The award-winning series Families of the World…

Rainforest activities for children learning Spanish teach language, culture and geography.

There are tropical forests in many Spanish-speaking countries. As kids learn about the rainforest, they explore geography and culture, as…

Kids learn vegetables in Spanish with a video and picture cards.

It’s summer, and the vegetables are delicious! It is an excellent time to talk to kids about vegetables in Spanish…

BookBox creates online stories to teach children languages and support global literacy.

BookBox creates animated books with Same Language Subtitling (SLS) to support reading and literacy development around the world. Language learners…

Oh Noah is a digital series to teach children Spanish.

Have your kids met Noah? He is the protagonist of the PBS KIDS digital series Oh Noah!, designed to introduce…

Free online Spanish games teach basic structures and vocabulary to kids.

Calico Spanish is an wonderful elementary Spanish curriculum. In addition to their classroom and homeschool materials, they offer an excellent…

Five Spanish YouTube channels with authentic language videos for kids.

YouTube is a fabulous source of authentic language for young Spanish learners. Of course, the videos need to be selected…

Draw a Spanish song is a language activity using art and music.

Dibujo rítmico, or rhythmic drawing, is one of the most original language learning ideas I’ve seen in a long time…

Kids practice Spanish vowels and vocabulary with a printable activity and video.

With this printable activity, kids practice vocabulary and the Spanish vowels. The words on the printable are introduced and used…

Spanish clothing vocabulary practice in a printable activity.

With this printable activity, kids practice vocabulary and the Spanish vowel sounds. The Spanish clothing vocabulary on the printable is…

DVD for exploring Cuba during Hispanic Heritage Month.

I just watched Worlds Together Cuba, a beautiful 25-minute documentary released in anticipation of Hispanic Heritage Month. It is part…

These Spanish speaking activities can be used with any video clip and are fun for kids.

Video clips with the sound turned off are a wonderful resource for speaking activities. They provide images to talk about…

Kids learn Spanish words for transportation in a 3-minute video.

Los medios de transporte is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. This short video…

clothing words in spanish

La ropa is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. This short video teaches Spanish…

Spanish vowels in a darling song for kids.

This vowel song and video are perfect for introducing kids to the Spanish vowels. They are by Atiempo Preescolar, a…

spanish words kids

Las verduras is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. These short videos teach essential…

spanish words tiene

I am happy to share ¿Qué tiene?, a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series. These short videos teach…

spanish words juguetes

I am happy to share the second video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series, Los juguetes del mercado. These…

Spanish Words Kids Love is a set of videos from Spanish Playground that teach language in context. The videos are…

spanish video thomas and friends

The new Thomas and Friends DVD has a Christmas title, Santa’s Little Engine, but kids will watch the 5 episodes…

day of the dead skulls

This month, many of us are talking about Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with our children…

Kids can practice listening to Spanish with this short description of a common food. They try to guess the word…

spanish song story debajo boton

Debajo de un botón (Under A Button) is a traditional Spanish song for children. Kids love it because it is…

In Spanish, The Itsy Bitsy Spider is La araña pequeñita, La itzi bitzi araña, Winsy, winsy araña or Wichi, wichi…

Sukey Molloy connects with children through song, rhythm and movement. It is this connection that makes the Spanish audio on…

Pakapaka is an educational television channel for children from el Ministerio de Educación of Argentina. The channel has an internet…

Luis Pescetti is a Grammy Award-winning children’s artist and author from Argentina and probably one of my favorite people. He…

The new video Imagine with Barney has a wonderful Spanish audio track filled with music. The producers of Barney are…

The Angelina Ballerina DVD, Mousical Medleys, will be released tomorrow. This new video features high-quality Spanish audio, along with audio…

Música Vaca makes videos of traditional Spanish songs for children. Their video of Estrellita ¿dónde estás? – Twinkle, Twinkle Little…

Mariani Iranzi was kind enough to share her new Father’s Day song with me. It is a fun song and…

spanish lesson plans kids

Disclosure: Whistlefritz sent me a copy of Spanish Lesson Plans for Kids so that I could write the following article…

This song and music video have a wonderful message for Mamá on Mother’s Day. The song is upbeat and fun…

spanish songs for kids cantoalegre

Cantoalegre is an amazing resource. This fabulous organization from Colombia offers free downloads of their Spanish songs for kids. They…

Spanish train songs are an excellent addition to a transportation theme.

Spanish train songs are fun to add to a transportation theme, or a you can even do train theme.  I…

I think this is a wonderful Spanish song for kids to sing as Mother’s Day approaches. It is called Yo…

The snow is almost gone here in Wisconsin, and many of us are talking and singing about the change of…

Old McDonald is a song many English speakers learn when they are very young. The equivalent Spanish song for kids…

Antonio Selfa Molina is a performer and composer from Spain. He is also a teacher. Last year, he recorded Spanish…

Los pollitos is a printable story and coloring book of a traditional children’s song. In addition to the story-coloring pages…

The video below by Fiestikids is a great review of the Spanish numbers 1-20. It teaches kids how to express…

Los conejos (The rabbits) is a Spanish song for kids with lots of movement. Students learn it in preschool and…

Semillitas is a Spanish language cable television channel for preschoolers from SomosTV. In Wisconsin, it is available through Charter Communications…

Kids in elementary school love music, but many of them are no longer interested in traditional childrens’ songs in Spanish…

This video teaches the words for twelve Spanish body parts. It begins with a head and adds parts until there…